Chippenham football club helps boost former player's crash recovery (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Chippenham football club helps boost former player's crash recovery
Chippenham Town Football Club raised over £200 on Saturday for former player Wayne Thorne, now recovering from a car crash that left him in a coma.
Chippenham held a collection for the 33-year-old, who has also played for Corsham Town and managed Melksham Town, during their win over Hitchin Town on Saturday.
Thorne, who is currently the manager of Larkhall Athletic, was involved in a head-on collision earlier this month and spent a week in an induced coma after suffering a ruptured artery and 16 crushed ribs.
Chippenham Town chairman Neil Blackmore said: “It’s the least we can do. Wayne’s self employed and it’s not as if it’s easy for him to get any money from anybody.
“I’ve got a lot of time for the guy and you can ask any one of the fans – nobody would have a bad word to say about him.”
Chippenham Town Safety Officer Leila Garraway carried out Saturday’s collection at Hardenhuish Park.
She said: “Wayne was a loyal player for our football club, who’s had a bad accident, and we just wanted to do something to show that we still think quite a lot of him.”
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